Sydney Memory & Ageing Study

Principal Investigators

Professor Perminder Sachdev AM, MD, PhD, FRANZCP
Scientia Professor of Neuropsychiatry, University of New South Wales
Co-Director, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)
Director, Neuropsychiatric Institute
Prince of Wales Hospital
Randwick  NSW  2031

Professor Henry Brodaty AO, MD, DSc, FRACP, FRANZCP
Montefiore Scientia Professor of Ageing and Mental Health
Co-Director, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)
Director, Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration
#302, AGSM, University of New South Wales
Sydney  NSW  2052

Data Contact

Dr. Darren Lipnicki


Setting: Sydney, Australia
Start Date: 2005
End Date: Ongoing
Participants: 1037 individuals aged 70+ years
Assessment Schedule: 2 year intervals, with intervening year telephonic review

(1) Neuropsychiatric assessments assessing dementia, MCI and cognitive decline; (2) Broad range of sociodemographic, lifestyle and cardiac, physical and mental health factors; (3) Blood samples and genotyping; (4) Subgroups with MRI scans (structural and functional) and for studies of falls and balance, inflammatory and metabolic markers, and prospective memory.

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